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The Wall Street Journal
Bad Bets
Bad Bets is a new podcast series from The Wall Street Journal that unravels big-business dramas that have had a big impact on our world. This season, we’re delving into Enron, the ‘90s energy giant that later became synonymous with epic corporate fraud. Wall Street Journal reporters John Emshwiller and Rebecca Smith talk to key players who had a front row seat to the big egos and unchecked power within Enron, including a whistleblower who speaks on the record for the first time. Now, on the 20th anniversary of Enron’s collapse, this story is as relevant as ever.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 455 ratings
Bad Bets has just become my favorite podcast. WSJ investigative reporting in a podcast format is the best combination.
JerseyCityMom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/21
For evil to triumph…
It is always good to be reminded the amount of evil people are willing to allow to occur just so they don’t lose their jobs. Nurses who let doctors use unsterilized instruments, engineers who let faulty spaceship parts launch in adverse conditions, and business people who allow (and even...Read full review »
j11181p via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/21
Great Podcast
Everything about this podcast is positive, except for the subject matter of course. The story is well organized, and narrated perfectly. Has the feel of a good mystery novel. Well done!
jjones1111111111111 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/21
Recent Episodes
Published 11/30/21
Enron was a giant, and its collapse was historic. The company's downfall disrupted energy markets, pushing other power companies into bankruptcy. It prompted hearings by nearly a dozen congressional committees, and it inspired major legislation-the Sarbanes-Oxley Act-to improve the conduct of...
Published 11/30/21
After years spent building its "lies and choices" case, the Department of Justice's Enron Task Force took Enron executives Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling to court. In this episode, the unprecedented trial that became something of a litmus test for all of corporate America. How much did Lay and...
Published 11/23/21
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